Tessa Schwartz (Vocals, Fiddle)

 

Tessa Schwartz is the band’s fiddler, highest harmony singer, and lead raconteur. Tessa picked up the fiddle at age 5 and played with their family bluegrass band for several years before joining another successful youth bluegrass band, 35 Years of Trouble, with North Country Blue's guitarist John Gooding. Tessa is a fiddle teacher at Manning Music and, in 2018, founded a bluegrass music program at King Middle School in Berkeley. Tessa has served on the International Bluegrass Music Association's Youth Council and was formerly the Youth Ambassador for the California Bluegrass Association and Bluegrass Pride.